Manchester United midfielder Antonio Valencia is hoping that changing back to his old squad number will bring him good luck this season.
28-year-old Valencia, who arrived at Old Trafford from Wigan Athletic in June 2009, reverted back to the no.25 shirt ahead of the new campaign after spending a season in the no.7 shirt vacated by the departure of former England star Michael Owen.
"I think it turned out to be a very good number for me when I first arrived at the club as I was just given the no.25 more or less.
"But things went really, really well. I played well wearing that shirt so I think it was a decision I came to in the summer. Maybe if I can get back to the form I showed before, why not? It is a good idea to start wearing it again," the Ecuadorian international told the club's official website.
"It had been something I had been thinking about for quite a long time. I'd been considering a change back and maybe it is psychological or maybe it is just all about a good-luck symbol, if you like. We get a lot of that in Ecuador, maybe superstition, and l hope it continues and still brings me more good luck this season."
Valencia, who has won 60 caps for his native country, scored for David Moyes' men during Tuesday's impressive 4-2 Champions League Group A victory over Sami Hyypia's Bayer Leverkusen outfit at Old Trafford.
That win, which has considerably eased tensions around the club after a difficult summer in the transfer market in which combative Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini was the only significant addition, was David Moyes' first European victory in charge of the Red Devils.
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